Monitoring, Stimulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows
v. 4 (WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences)
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|Format:||Hardback, 264 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 29 May 2012|
Containing papers presented at the fourth in a series of biennial International Conferences dealing with the Monitoring, Simulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flow, this book addresses the need for a better understanding of the ever more frequent phenomena known as debris flows. Due to the increased occurrence of debris and hyper-concentrated flows and the impact they have on both the environment and human life, these extreme events and the related processes have been attracting increased attention from research groups and land planning and management professionals. A full understanding of these phenomena will lead to an integrated risk management approach that can include measures to prevent a hazard turning into a disaster. The papers presented at the conference deal with Debris Flow Modelling; Monitoring and Measurement; Risk Assessment; Sediment Transport and Debris Flow; Protective Barriers; Landslide Phenomena. The book will be useful to engineers, scientists and managers from laboratories, industry, government and academia who deal with risk management, natural disasters, and the phenomena themselves.
Table of Contents
Contents Section 1: Debris flow modelling Empirical methods for the estimation of debris flow deposition areas; Field investigation and finite element modelling of a progressive debris slide in the Indian Himalayas; Debris-flow runout distance: laboratory experiments on the role of Bagnold, Savage and friction numbers; Geophysical study and structural modelling of a mass movement in upper Austria; Debris flow rainfall thresholds in Val Canale Valley: first steps into their redefinition Section 2: Monitoring and measurement Two methods for measuring internal velocity of debris flows in the laboratory; A review on acoustic monitoring of debris flow Section 3: Risk assessment Risk assessment method of debris flow occurrence utilizing a digital terrain model; Hot pyroclastic deposit as lahar resistor: a case study of Gendol River after the Mt. Merapi 2010 eruption Section 4: Sediment transport and debris flow Modelling soil erosion and sediment transport under different land management options in a southern Italy watershed; Bedload transport as an indicator of contemporary transformations of arctic fluvial systems; Riparian forest structure, vegetation cover and flood events in the Piave River; Assessing short term erosion-deposition processes of the Brenta River using LiDAR surveys; Medium term fluvial island evolution in relation with flood events in the Piave River; The influence of storm based events on the suspended sediment flux in a small scale river catchment in Ireland Section 5: Protective barriers Protection against debris flows with 13 flexible barriers in the Milibach River (Canton Berne, Switzerland) and first event analysis; Examination regarding the design method of a protective barrier for debris flow Section 6: Landslide phenomena Evaluation of landslide causative factors towards efficient landslide susceptibility modelling in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia; Framework of human reliability analysis in a geotechnical risk assessment for hillside development; Investigating rainfall-induced unsaturated soil slope instability: a meshfree numerical approach
|Publisher: ||WIT Press|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 centimeters|